Dark Tower Films Harder To Kill Than Roland Deschain

Dark Tower Films Harder To Kill Than Roland Deschain
March 13, 2012 Constant Readers

After Ron Howard’s massive plans to bring the Dark Tower series to both the silver screen and the idiot box through Universal were crushed by the skittish studio for being too much of a risk, Warner Bros. has apparently been taking an interest in the sprawling epic, according to Entertainment Weekly, better known to industry insiders simply as Ew. The move would make sense, since Warner Bros. has already closed out its biggest franchise with the release of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 and will lose Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise once the third film is released this summer. It’s worth mentioning (MILD SPOILER) that one of the Dark Tower books references a piece of the Harry Potter world, although that’s unlikely to factor into Warner Bros.’ decision whether or not to put what will end up being over a billion dollars into making the movies. Everything is still up in the air until a studio is in place and financing secure, but Ron Howard remains attached (and apparently, ever vigilant) to direct the Akiva Goldsmith-penned script, and all signs point to thirty-foot tall Spaniard Javier Bardem playing the lead role as The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain.

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